Waste can be a byproduct of industrial processes - or an item can become waste after it's been consumed.
Waste - be it plastic, micro-plastic, radioactive, or otherwise toxic - can cause major environmental problems. DW presents an automatic compilation of content around the topic of waste.
The Galapagos Islands are famed as a treasure trove of unique flora and fauna. More than 4,500 species have already been discovered there that live nowhere else on the planet. The islands are also a top destination for modern-day tourists. But this unique biodiversity is under threat from overfishing, an increase in garbage and alien species introduced by visiting humans.